Professional Development and Resources for Omaha Public Schools

Professional Development and Resources for Omaha Public Schools

Professional Development Opportunities

Increase Student Engagement Through Absent Narratives

Spring Cohort (4 Sessions)
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, and Feb. 27, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $200, includes parking and dinner

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Solutions 4 Solidarity

Spring Cohort (3 Sessions)
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 23, Saturday, Apr. 13, and Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (3/23 and 4/13) and 5:00-8:00 p.m. (4/24)
Location: Hilton Omaha (3/23 and 4/13) and UNO Thompson Center (4/24)
Stipend: $150, includes parking and meals (breakfast only on Saturdays and dinner on Wednesday)

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Increase Family Engagement

Spring Cohort (2 Sessions)
Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $100, includes parking and dinner

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Innocent Classroom 1

Spring Cohort (1 Immersion Day and 5 Evening Sessions)

Immersion Day: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha

Tuesday Cohort Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, and Apr. 2, 2019
Wednesday Cohort Sessions: Wednesdays, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 27, Mar. 20, and Apr. 3, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $300, includes parking and meals

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Innocent Classroom 2: In Practice

Spring Cohort (5 Sessions)
Prerequisite: Innocent Classroom 1
Dates: Mondays, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, Feb. 25, Mar. 18, and Apr. 1, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $250, includes parking and dinner

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Secrets to Motivating Students

Spring Cohort (4 Sessions)
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 28, and Apr. 18, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: UNO Thompson Center
Stipend: $200, includes parking and dinner

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Reconstructing Curriculum: The Classroom/Teaching Experience

Spring Cohort (5 Sessions)
Audience: Classroom Teachers
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 23, and May 7, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: UNO Thompson Center (1/29 and 4/23) Hilton Omaha (2/26, 3/26, and 5/7)
Stipend: $250, includes parking and dinner

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Reconstructing Curriculum: The Whole School Experience

Spring Cohort (2 Sessions)
Audience: Administrators, paraprofessionals, and other school staff to include (but not limited to) administrative assistants, school nutritionists, school security, and building engineers.
Dates: Saturdays,Feb. 2 and Feb. 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha (2/2) and UNO Thompson Center (2/23)
Stipend: $200, includes parking and meals

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Intersectional Gender Equity in the Classroom: Beyond Title IX

Spring Cohort (4 Sessions)
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 19, and Apr. 9, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $200, includes parking and dinner

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Changing the Narrative About Black Boys

Spring Cohort (4 Sessions)
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, and Apr. 18, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: UNO Community Engagement Center
Stipend: $200, includes parking and dinner

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Immersions About Place

African Immigrant and Refugee Cohort (1 Immersion Day and 1 Evening Reflection)
Immersion Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Teacher Administrative Center (TAC Building)

Reflection Date: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $150, includes parking and meals (continental breakfast and lunch on Immersion Day, dinner on Evening Reflection)

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Personal Power in the Workplace

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Principal Cohort

2018-2019 School Year
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and Nov. 20, 2018, and Feb. 5, March 19, and May 7, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Omaha
Stipend: $50 per session attended, includes parking and dinner

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Registration Policy

If you are registering for multiple Minnesota Humanities Center offerings, please take a moment to verify that none of your course dates overlap. We will not be scheduling make up sessions or homework for individuals who are double scheduled. You are responsible for making sure the offerings you sign up for work with your schedule before you register.

Registering for a course does not guarantee you a spot. We will notify participants of their registration status after registration closes. The Minnesota Humanities Center prioritizes registrations from educators serving our partner schools and educators who have not yet participated in the course, then on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be Mindful! We count on you to notify us if you register for a workshop but cannot attend. Telling us ensures that we can make your seat available to other educators and that we will have accurate attendance counts for ordering food and supplies.

Once your registration is confirmed, you are still responsible for notifying us if you are unable to attend a particular cohort session. The Minnesota Humanities Center requires accurate enrollment numbers in order to provide seating, handouts, and meals. Therefore, you are required to notify Alicia Waters at alicia@mnhum.org or 651-772-4281 with at least three days’ notice if you are unable to attend class for any reason.

Stipend Policy

Since the Minnesota Humanities Center values educators’ time, we offer participants a stipend for attending our professional development offerings. In order to receive the full stipend amount, educators must attend all of the cohort sessions.

We want to encourage you to maximize your learning, and we also understand that sometimes you may not be able to make it to all sessions. Our policy is that participants must attend OVER HALF of all cohort sessions in order to be eligible to receive any stipend amount. If one attends half or fewer sessions, the stipend will be forfeited and we would encourage you to register for a future semester when you are more able to commit to attending the cohort sessions.

Stipends will be mailed out within 6-8 weeks of the last cohort session – this does not guarantee that you will receive the stipend in the mail within that time, as we do not control how quickly the postal service is able to deliver the mail. If you do not receive your stipend AFTER 8 weeks from the last cohort session, please contact us.

 
 
The Minnesota Humanities Center is committed to removing barriers to participation in all of its programs. If you are experiencing a barrier that you think we can assist you with, please let us know.

Questions?

Contact Claire Weaverling, Program Manager, at claire@mnhum.org or 651-772-4256.

Partner School Team & Leadership Development

Partner School Team & Leadership Development

Partner Schools

OPS schools have a unique opportunity to engage with the Minnesota Humanities Center by becoming a partner school, taking the work to a deeper level and creating whole-school change. Partner schools are offered exclusive benefits and support, including being paired with a school liaison, participating in School Action Team meetings, and requesting all-school workshops.

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Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

Linking Native American Cultures to Existing Standards

Placing Memories – The Omaha

Founding Fathers Lesson Unit

Standing Bear Lesson Plan

Thomas Jefferson Lesson Unit

The Absent Narratives Resource Collection is a searchable database of ready-to-use videos, teacher guides, and readings that will support your efforts to include Absent Narratives in your classroom or workplace.

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To download resources, click “View Detail,” then click “Download Resource.”